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Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna-Bound Rail Track, Abduct Many Passengers

After few days of attacking Kaduna International Airport, some terrorists have on Monday bombed the Abuja-Kaduna-bound rail track.

It was learnt that an Abuja-Kaduna-bound filled with passengers derailed after the improvised explosive device planted by the terrorists went off.

The terrorists, subsequently, attacked the train with many passengers reportedly injured.

It was gathered that some of the 970 passengers on board might have been abducted by the attackers.

The PUNCH gathered that security operatives have been deployed to the scene of the attack.

This is coming a few days after the terrorists attacked the Kaduna International Airport where an aircraft was prevented from taking off.

A source told our correspondent that “they (terrorists) planted IED. When it went off, it derailed the train. There was pandemonium every and some people may be kidnapped.”

There was no police confirmation as of the time of filing this report.

However, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Cooperation, Fidet Okhiria,  confirmed the incident.

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Okhiria however told the News Agency of Nigeria that “information concerning the attack was still sketchy, and no concrete information could be given at the moment.”

“We have confirmed the attack, but we cannot give you much information right now.

“From the reports we have gotten, most of the passengers have gone into hiding and the officials on board are yet to give us a report of the situation.

”There are reports of gunshots and the train derailed due to the attack,” Okhiria said.

NAN gathered that the incident happened between Katari and Rijana train stations, en route Kaduna from Abuja.



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